Originally Posted by leandroide
Well... I don't know, but reading the manual you get the impression that the product is absolutely mature. There is a sentence (page 8) that says "If you haven't already done so, remove the power adapter from the left-hand side of the Kindle box". That means that even the internal distribution of the elements in the package are decided!
Yeah, the impression I got from reading the manual was the same: they were ready to ship at that moment. I'm sure that's not actually the case, but it certainly seems more like months or weeks away rather than years.
Either that, or they just have very good speculative manual writers ;-)